how many neurons?

Jiri Barton jbar5010 at barbora.ms.mff.cuni.cz
Thu Nov 27 12:28:37 EST 1997


> > If you don't mind answering my next question; what can C. elegans do
> > with regard to intelligence? Are those 300 neurons just enough for a
> > random movement, or can the organism do something more, such as simple
> > decisions?
> 
>    C. elegans can learn and remember quite well, thank you. I'd recommend
> finding a few papers by Cathy Rankin, who's research is all about learning and
> memory in this nematode. She mainly looks habituation and dishabituation of a
> tap withdrawal reflex.

Thank you. That's exactly what I'm looking for.



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